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About This Course

This 1 hour Neuroscience of Memory short reading course has been taken from the book The Psychotherapist’s Essential Guide to the Brain. This short reading course will take you though the basics of memory formation and how it might apply to your clinical practice.

  • Short reading sections followed by a quiz to test your learning

  • Learn about the types of memory and how memory forms on a neural level

  • 1 hour certificate of completion

  • Learn about the role of the hippocampus and memory recall in regards to trauma.

  • Learn about memory reconsolidation and some ideas about where negative emotional memories are stored.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Memory

    • Introduction to Memory
    • Types of Memory
    • Types of Memory - Test
    • The Hippocampus
    • The Hippocampus - Test
    • Recall and Trauma
    • Recall and Trauma - Test
    • Memory Reconsolidation
    • Memory Reconsolidation - Test
    • Where are negative emotional memories stored?
    • Where are negative emotional memories stored? - Test
  • 2

    Before you go...

    • Thank You


Matthew Dahlitz

CEO The Science of Psychotherapy

Matthew Dahlitz

Matthew Dahlitz is both university trained and an autodidact whose knowledge spans across the arts, technology, psychology, neuroscience, emergency medicine, and business. He has studied psychology at the University of Queensland with a Master of Counselling degree specializing in neuropsychotherapy. He is the Editor-in-Chief of The Neuropsychotherapist, has taught post-graduate courses in neuropsychotherapy, and is author of the book The Psychotherapists’s Essential Guide to the Brain. Matthew has also studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in both music technology and master of composition. He has scored for film and produced a number of albums of original music and played producer in a film production company. Matthew has also been an Advanced Care Paramedic for a decade, managed commercial property and property development projects in the tens of millions of dollars, founded the Age of Robots site that reports on the technology and the social and psychological impacts of this second machine age, and runs a media and publishing company with an emphasis on great story telling.